For Further Reading
Graham Hancock, The Mars Mystery. New York: Three Rivers, 1999. An informative book that examines evidence suggesting that Mars was once home to a lush environment of flowing rivers, lakes, and oceans.
William K. Hartmann, A Traveler's Guide to Mars. New York: Workman, 2003. A fascinating book that makes readers feel as though they are paying a personal visit to the red planet.
Sally Ride and Tam O'Shaughnessy, The Mystery of Mars. New York: Crown, 1999. Discusses the human fascination with Mars and draws comparisons between the red planet and Earth by discussing evolution, geology, and geography.
Susi Trautmann Wunsch, The Adventures of Sojourner : The Mission to Mars That Thrilled the World. New York: Mikaya, 1998. An enlightening and informative book about the Mars Pathfinder mission and the tiny rover named Sojourner.
Mona Chiang, "So, You Want to Go to Mars: Sorry, You Can't Pack Your Toothbrush Yet," Science World , December 8, 2003.
René Ebersole, "North to Mars," Current Science , March 1, 2002.
Edmund A. Fortier and Chesley Bonestell, "The Mars That Never Was," Astronomy , December 1995.
Scott Lafee, "The Mars Collection," New Scientist , September 2, 2000.
Oliver Morton, "Mars: Planet Ice," National Geographic , January 2004.
How Mars Works ( http://science.howstuffworks.com/mars.htm ). Includes a wealth of information about the planet Mars and the missions undertaken to explore it.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( www.nasa.gov ). An outstanding resource that provides facts, figures, illustrations, photographs, articles, mission details, and updates, basically everything astronomy fans want to know about Mars exploration. Visitors can link to the JPL site, the Science@NASA site, and special areas designed just for students.
NOVA ( www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova ). A search for "Mars" at this site (based on the PBS series) provides visitors with an excellent array of articles about the red planet, as well as animated reenactments of how rovers journey from Earth to Mars.
Space Today ( www.spacetoday.org ). Another information-packed site that provides visitors with a wealth of interesting data about past, present, and future space exploration.